Con­tin­u­ing Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Clin­i­cal Coun­sel­ing cour­ses launched

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ABach­e­lor of Sci­ence pro­gramme on clin­i­cal coun­sel­ing and con­tin­u­ing med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion was launched at Fac­ulty of Nurs­ing and Pub­lic Health Cen­tre in Thim­phu by the health min­is­ter Ly­onpo Tandin Wangchuk last Mon­day.

Within the short span of time in the his­tory of the Kh­e­sar Gyalpo Uni­ver­sity of Med­i­cal Sci­ence of Bhutan, the uni­ver­sity have achieved a lot of thing and on that day and have marked the an­other land­mark event by launch­ing BSC in Clin­i­cal and Coun­cil Pro­gramme.

The uni­ver­sity also launched the on­line CME pro­gramme de­vel­oped by Fac­ulty un­der the uni­ver­sity sup­port from Global Fund and also brought out the sec­ond is­sue of the Bhutan Health Jour­nal. The uni­ver­sity was able to man­age, de­velop and launch this pro­gramme within a year with the help of friends like doc­tor Brain Price and Scot from the USA.

The pro­gramme is mainly to pre­pare coun­selors to know and rec­og­nize the im­pact of men­tal dis­or­ders not only for ev­ery in­di­vid­u­als but com­mu­nity as a whole. It is also to know ev­i­dence of men­tal dis­or­ders, sub­stance abuse, sui­cide in­ci­dents and ac­cord­ingly to set up nec­es­sary in­ter­ven­tions.

Since 1997 the Min­istry of Health de­cided to unify the pro­mo­tion of bet­ter health as an es­sen­tial part pro­mot­ing the health of Bhutanese cit­i­zens. Among many health fa­cil­i­ties, the bet­ter health pro­gramme have suc­cess­fully trained med­i­cal of­fi­cers, nurses, health as­sis­tant and health work­ers in rec­og­niz­ing, di­ag­nos­ing and pre­scrib­ing drug for ma­jor cat­e­gories of men­tal dis­or­der and there was still many things to be done.

Among many trainees only six stu­dents have fin­ished their first twelve months on foun­da­tion course on men­tal health with the fac­ulty mem­bers. These trainees will now will be join­ing the three year pro­gramme at the Fac­ulty of Nurs­ing and Pub­lic Health cen­tre in Thim­phu.

Kheaser Gyalpo Uni­ver­sity of Med­i­cal Sciences of Bhutan launched Con­tin­u­ing Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Clin­i­cal Coun­sel­ing and re­leased the 2nd Bhutan Health Jour­nal by His Ex­cel­lency Health Min­is­ter on 18th July, 2016 at Fac­ulty of Nurs­ing and Pub­lic Health Con­fer­ence Hall.

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